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JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

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505 W Superior St, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802-1513 (Superior St and 5th Ave W)
+1 218-727-8439
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, expensive menu. Service is hit and miss. Go for the views of Duluth during Bentlyville or summer time lake and Duluth scenes.

Thank c7h8n4o2
Aurora, Illinois
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is average. So if you're looking for something spectacular to eat, select another place to go, but for a really great view as priority, go here. They have a full bar. It is a good place to go with friends, business meetings, or even solo. Staff is friendly. It's a bit chilly by the windows in the winter... More 

Thank terrasea
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food is pretty expensive for what you get but the view is breathtaking......any season you visit. The entire restaurant rotates so you get a 360 degree view of the city and harbor while you are eating your meal. About the time you are finished, the rotation has about returned to where you started.

Thank D M
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on a visit to Duluth. Excellent menu and food was great. Our waitress was Cindy and she did a great job. Went out of there way to make drinks not on the menu. Very enjoyable.

Thank Dick55987
Lakeville, Minnesota
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614 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

we came up here on a Monday night at 6 and was told we had to wait an hour..it being a cold rainy night we decided to wait ( Also I wanted to see Bentlyville from above)..we took a window seat in the lounge ( really just a few tables and chairs in the revolving part)..we watied and waited for... More 

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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I recently visited JJ Astors for a birthday party for my friend. We were told we needed to make reservations although there was no one else in the entire place. We were waited on by the bartender and were neglected most of the night. It took forever to get waited on, checked up on, exc. We had to walk to... More 

Thank Hannah M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

THE THANKSGIVING Buffet was HORRIBLE-no pickles,smoked fish was all shreaded - meat was very tough -only one type of salad with no dressings to apply-sweet potatoes were hard and burnt-no wippted cream for the pies and pies were like a sliver-We have for years brought our friends and family to JJ Astor's and always pleased-not so this Thanksgiving -Price per... More 

Thank Duane P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My Husband and I (male couple) were visiting Duluth for the first time and was recommended to try this restaurant for our anniversary. It was the first time we've been in the restaurant of this type, with the slow spinning room. Our waitress, Cindy Lou, was one of the best, personable, and fun people we've encountered when dining out. She... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We truly enjoyed out dinner last year, so this year, we decided to go back. the views were prettier this year after the big snow fall. Watched the lights at Bentleyville. It was a lot of fun again this year.

Thank Gina H
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is amazing! It's beautiful! The service, not so much. Our waitress kept walking around but always managed to walk on by us. Very rarely stopped in to check on us. The food was good, but very expensive!! $10 for a side salad. . . I got the stuffed meatloaf and puréed potatoes, absolutely delicious! My... More 

Thank kelsey H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 W Superior St, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802-1513
    (Superior St and 5th Ave W)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-727-8439
Welcome to JJ Astor (located on the 16th floor of the Radisson Hotel Duluth), where guests enjoy welcoming service, inspired décor, modern approachability, unparalleled views, and signature dishes. Executive Chef, Ryan Zander, has created a contemporary menu utilizing sustainable produce from local farmers and fresh fish from local fishermen. Whether settling into the oversized armchairs in the lounge, or admiring the view from the inviting sofa style banquettes, the restaurant provides a memorable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?